Children with Special Health Care Needs: Newsletter for Families, April 2011 Page: 4
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In each edition of the CSHCN Services Program Newsletter for
Families, "Focus on Benefits" will take a more detailed look
at one or more Program benefits or services. This issue of the
newsletter will look at:
What is this benefit?
Nutritional counseling teaches clients and their families what foods and cooking methods can help them stay healthy.
Who can get this benefit?
Clients with any of the problems listed
below may be able to use these services:
O Heart problems
O Problems with eating
O Trouble digesting food
O Blood pressure problems
O Kidney disease
> Unusual weight or weight gain
If you do not see your problem on this
list, ask your doctor if you or your child
can use this benefit. You can also call us
How do you get this benefit?
Your doctor will write an order for
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nutritional counseling. You then must
make an appointment to see a CSHCN Services Program enrolled dietitian.
To find a dietician enrolled in the Program, please call the TMHP Contact
Center at 1-877-888-2350.
What are the limits to this benefit?
You can get:
> One hour of services to test your nutrition needs every year
O Three hours of services to retest your nutrition needs every year
O Four visits for counseling about your nutrition needs every year
Your doctor must request prior authorization if you need more visits. M
For more information
on eating healthy, see
the January 2011 issue
of the CSHCN Services
Program Newsletter for
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Texas. Department of State Health Services. Children with Special Health Care Needs: Newsletter for Families, April 2011, periodical, April 2011; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth576106/m1/4/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.